Timeless Images Captured in Our Unique Indoor and Outdoor Studio’s!.

Based in house in a leafy residential street on Northcote, Melbourne, it is always easy to park close by. Lifeworks has the unique options of both an indoor studio and also Melbourne’s first purpose built outdoor studio! Both have undergone changes over the decades, the inside studio totally renovated during 2020 and the outdoor studio updated again recently. Designed with family photography in mind, a mix of rustic backdrops, garden, old doors, a laneway, boat shed and french courtyard. Our own mini universal studio in a quiet, secure oasis, perfect for your four legged family member also.

Lifeworks offers the most convenient and versatile Studio space in Melbourne.

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let’s get started!

Maternity, Newborn, Family and Headshot Photographer Julie Ewing at Lifeworks,
has photographed Melbourne families since 1993, some upwards of x30
times as their family has grown.

She creates timeless portraits, beautifully curated for your walls and
homes to be displayed, admired and cherished.

get to know me!

Hi, I'm Julie!

Expert in Family Portrait Photography, Melbourne

I’m Julie from Lifeworks Photography. I have captured the lives and milestones of thousands of Melbourne families since 1993. Many, from their Wedding day and to now, as their children have grown.

I am a mum of two, to Henry and Amelia, I understand kids, what they are capable of and how to get the best from them, believe me, these two have been photographed a lot!

As a former registered Nurse, I also understand safety and handling of precious newborns, and of course, their parents.

Preparing to welcome your newborn, is one of my favourite times, a pregnancy session is a once off opportunity to capture this miracle of life. This time passes so quickly, so I urge you, even if you contemplate only for a moment having pregnancy photos….do it! Women love the maternal beauty I capture for them, but most importantly, they feel empowered, feminine and confident.

Family is what holds us together, our foundations, our comfortable place. Capturing your special moments and connections together in all stages of life is what I love most.

Created as timeless artwork, beautifully curated for your walls, to be forever enjoyed in your home, and as heirlooms for future generations.

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Lifeworks Photography

How We Do It

Creative, personalised photography for the most personal family moments.

Lifeworks Photography

Our Process

We provide a warm, relaxing setting for naturally beautiful photography.

Lifeworks Photography

The Experience

Our talented team creates, refines, and delivers premium works of art.

Some of Julie's notable awards are Winning State categories 3x and Finalist in several more.

Finalist 2020, Abstract and Journey's

AIPP Silver Lining Professional Photography Awards

International B/W Spider Awards 2013, 2014 and 2015

Awarded x7 nominations in People, Fashion and Wildlife categories

Victorian Travel Photographer of the Year 2012

AIPP – Australian Institute Of Professional Photography

Victorian Illustrative Photographer of the Year 2005

AIPP – Australian Institute Of Professional Photography

Victorian Portrait Photographer of the Year 2005

AIPP – Australian Institute Of Professional Photography

Victorian Highest scoring portrait Portrait of the Year 1997

AIPP – Australian Institute Of Professional Photography

Book Finalist VPPY 2015

Victorian Professional Photography Awards

Our Process


Don’t know where to start? We have prepared a handy 10 Top Tips E-Book to help you get the most from your photo shoot.

Just click the link below and follow the prompts to have it in your inbox very soon. Full of inspiration and important information.

10 top tips


You have a reason for why you want photos. You may be pregnant, have a newborn, wish to capture your kids and family as they are growing, an anniversary, special birthday or need an updated headshot of folio?

There can be so many reasons, or none particular at all.

Head over to the Gallery most appropriate for your reason. There you can read the session information details and get a feel for what style and type of images you would love.


After you have checked out the galleries and decided on what type of photos you are after, next head to our products for inspiration. Think about how you would like to display your images. Do you love a single piece of wall art to add wow to your walls, or perhaps a series or collage to tell a story of your family.

You may prefer to sit and enjoy an Album or love the idea of a collection. Before we start taking photos, we will chat about the end product so we know what to create for you during the session. Check out our stunning range of Wall Art and Print collections and Albums


It is time to make a time! You know what sort of session you want, you have an idea of products, so now it is time to get in touch.

Please email or phone 0481 940 970, Julie to find the best session time for you! Remember, there are tips on choosing the best session time in the E-Book you downloaded, but you can also discuss this with Julie, after all, she has years of experience knowing when is the best time.


Your session day! All the fun capturing your special moments, in a relaxed session, the time dedicated to you and or, your family only. You won’t be rushed, Julie always allows plenty of time.

She will help with ideas and direct you along the way to creating your very own, personalised portraits. She can show you through the Products, so you can see and touch albums, matted prints and wall art.

At the completion of your session she will confirm a date and time for you to return for your viewing and purchasing appointment.


Here you relive the magic of your portrait session and what was captured together. Approximately, one week after, you return to the Studio to view and select your portraits.

The process is fun and easy, you will watch your photos as a slide show on the big screen. Ideas may be prepared for you, based on our discussions before and at the photo shoot, which helps decisions greatly.

You can “virtually” see them on your own walls, for the ultimate viewing experience. Julie will help you with the selection and design process, and together you will create something fabulous, and artwork that you will enjoy forever.


Your portraits now enter the finishing stage. They are carefully retouched, given our special enhancements and sent off to be printed and given your chosen finish, ready to enjoy in your home. All purchased portraits include the matching 10inch digital file, which is perfect for sharing with family and friends. Some packages include ALL the digital files, you will see those on the products pages.


Completed print collections, albums or wall art will be ready for collection from the studio approximately 2-6 weeks, depending on the type of finish, after placing your order. A 75% deposit is required to proceed or we offer a simple lay-by system.

All of our artwork is created using the highest quality products available to the professional photographic industry. All come with lengthy guarantees way beyond normal expectations, so you can safely know that they will always look amazing.

As soon as your work arrives, we inspect it (actually, we love opening completed work), you will hear from us soon after to arrange collection.


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